I-39/90 Expansion Project

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Weekly Construction Update: July 22-26

Posted: July 19, 2019

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Two lanes remain open to traffic on I-39/90 (in each direction) during daytime hours and weekends.

NOTE: Next week Monday through Friday, nightly single lane closures (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) are planned on I-39/90 northbound and southbound in the following work zones, unless noted otherwise. Minor delays may occur during these lane closures.

I-39/90 southbound expansion (County AB to E. Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156)), Madison to Edgerton
County MN, Drotning Road, County W and County B underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: Mid-November 2019

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the northbound concrete pavement from East Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange, to County AB near Madison.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • County MN under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2019. Alternate routes are required; follow the posted detour.
  • Drotning Road under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2019. Alternate local routes are required.
  • County W under the Interstate is CLOSED until early fall 2019.
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • County B under I-39/90 is OPEN.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction activities between Madison and Edgerton.
    • Crews continue with crushing operations and grading along I-39/90 southbound throughout the project limits.
    • Deck work underway for I-39/90 southbound over Door Creek, south of the County AB overpass.
    • MSE wall construction underway along County MN.
    • Concrete paving anticipated ongoing from County MN to the County N interchange area.
    • Box culvert construction nearly complete under I-39/90 southbound lanes, north of Drotning Road.
    • Deck pour planned for the I-39/90 southbound bridge at Drotning Road.
    • Crews will pour the deck for I-39/90 southbound bridge over County B.
    • The Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility (SWEF) along I-39/90 southbound, south of Madison, is CLOSED until fall 2019.
    • Landscaping and plantings to occur along I-39/90 from Madison to Edgerton. Shoulder closures along various sections of Interstate.

I-39/90 expansion (Kennedy Road to Rock River bridges), Janesville to Edgerton
Townline Road, County M and Newville Road underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2020

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the northbound side from Townline Road, two miles north of WIS 26 interchange, to south of the Rock River bridges.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Access remains OPEN to the Janesville rest area via temporary ramp connections.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Townline Road under I-39/90 is scheduled to be CLOSED on Thursday (July 25) for girder setting.
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • County M under the Interstate is OPEN until late July 2019.
  • Newville Road under I-39/90 is CLOSED until late July 2019.
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction operations between Janesville and Edgerton.
    • Northbound and southbound Interstate traffic shifted to the northbound lanes in the bi-directional configuration. Northbound and southbound traffic separated by concrete barrier.
    • Heavy grading for the new southbound lanes occurring on the entire length of the project.
    • Pavement breaking of the old concrete pavement is occurring in the southbound lanes.
    • Asphalt paving will occur for northbound traffic to the south crossover during week of July 22-26. Anticipate the switch of northbound traffic onto the crossover in late July.
    • Construction of the new southbound structure abutments over Townline Road is complete. Expect girder placement to occur on July 25.
    • Abutment piling and MSE wall construction has begun at the WSOR structure.
    • Abutment piling work has started at County M.
    • Demolition of the Newville Road structure is complete and temporary shoring has been installed.

I-39/90 expansion at WIS 26/Milton Avenue and US 14/Humes Road interchanges, Janesville
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2021

  • LONG-TERM RAMP CLOSURE: The WIS 26/Milton Avenue ramp to I-39/90 northbound CLOSED until early August 2019.
    • Alternate routes required during the four-month closure, such as the US 14 interchange.
  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the southbound side from Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A), to the US 14 interchange (Exit 171B). Traffic will remain in this configuration until summer 2020.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • US 14/Humes Road westbound and eastbound is CLOSED under I-39/90 in Janesville for the northbound Interstate bridge demolition.
    • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday (July 23-26)
    • During the overnight closures, no left turns from the I-39/90 exit ramps (Exit 171B) to travel under the bridge.
    • Alternate local routes are required, such as the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A).
  • Kennedy Road under I-39/90 is CLOSED to through traffic until late July 2019.
  • The Ice Age Trail under I-39/90, adjacent to Kennedy Road, is CLOSED until October 2020.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction operations at the WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges.
    • Crews continue to grading and storm sewer work along I-39/90 northbound, and at the WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges.
    • Deck work underway for the I-39/90 northbound structure over Kennedy Road.
    • Crews will finish the approach slabs and pour the parapet walls for the I-39/90 northbound bridge over Wisconsin & Southern Railroad.
    • Construction of the MSE retaining wall complete at the WIS 26 ramp to I-39/90 northbound. Concrete paving of the WIS 26 ramp to I-39/90 northbound has begun. Parapets will be poured next Monday (July 22).
    • MSE wall work nearly complete for northbound Interstate bridge over WIS 26. Center pier construction underway.
    • Northbound Interstate bridge removal to occur over US 14/Humes Road for three nights next week.
    • Landscaping and restoration operations are ongoing.

I-39/90 southbound expansion (south of US 14/Humes Road interchange to Hart Road bridge over I-39/90), Janesville to Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: Spring 2020

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the northbound concrete pavement from Hart Road near Beloit to south of the US 14 interchange (Exit 171B).
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Mount Zion Avenue under I-39/90 in Janesville is CLOSED for girder setting.
    • 6 p.m. Monday (July 22) to 5 a.m. Tuesday (July 23)
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Palmer Drive under the Interstate in Janesville is CLOSED for girder setting.
    • 6 p.m. Tuesday (July 23) to 5 a.m. Wednesday (July 24)
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Nighttime closure of the WIS 11/Racine Street ramp to I-39/90 southbound in Janesville.
    • 8 p.m. Thursday (July 25) to 5 a.m. Friday (July 26)
    • Alternate routes are required.
  • County O/Delavan Drive under I-39/90 in Janesville is CLOSED for the concrete deck pour.
    • 8 p.m. Thursday (July 25) to 3 a.m. Friday (July 26)
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Spring Brook/Ice Age National Scenic Trail under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2019 – weather-permitting.
    • Bicyclists and pedestrians should follow posted detour route.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction activities between Beloit and Janesville.
    • Earthwork operations south of the County O bridge will be complete next week.
    • Concrete paving to continue on I-39/90 southbound , south of County O/Delavan Drive.
    • Noise wall work is underway and continue between Mount Zion Avenue and East Milwaukee Street.
    • Mount Zion Avenue bridge girders are scheduled to be set for Monday night (July 22).
    • Deck work underway for the I-39/90 southbound bridge over East Milwaukee Street bridge.
    • Ruger Avenue bridge MSE walls should be completed by early next week.
    • Palmer Drive bridge girders to be set Tuesday night (July 23).
    • I-39/90 southbound bridge demolition to complete over Spring Brook. Pile driving to start next week.
    • Bridge work at County O is ongoing with deck forms with concrete pour during week for Thursday (July 25). The WIS 11/Racine Street ramp to I-39/90 southbound remains open.
    • Union Pacific Railroad will continue construction of pier columns and pier caps adjacent to the railroad.
    • Southbound Interstate bridge over Townline Road is awaiting girder placement.
    • Work at the I-39/90 southbound bridge over Turtle Creek will begin placement of girders and begin restoration of slopes adjacent to the stream.
    • The box culvert north of Woodman Road will complete work on the ceiling of the box culvert and backfill of the new box can begin.
    • Earthwork will be ongoing on old I-39/90 southbound lanes.
    • Placement of select crushed material and base course will continue along the new subgrade of I-39/90 southbound lanes.
    • Storm sewer crews will be working between Woodman Road and Townline Road.

I-39/90 expansion and I-43 reconstruction (Illinois state line to Hart Road; County X/Hart Road to Freeman Parkway), Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: November 2019

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto southbound side, between Cranston Road and the Illinois state line.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Access remains OPEN to the Beloit rest area via temporary ramp connections.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Starting tomorrow morning (July 20), I-43 traffic located on their respective sides (County X/Hart Road to I-39/90) until mid-August 2019.
    • One lane open in each direction on I-43, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Colley Road under I-39/90, near Beloit, is CLOSED until fall 2019.
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Read the I-39/90 and I-43 construction operations near Beloit.
    • Work will begin in the median to construct new temporary crossovers for the construction of the southbound lanes and work for the future I-43 core interchange.
    • Landscaping and restoration work underway along I-43. Sign bridge and shoulder work continues along I-43 northbound.
    • Traffic accessing Wisconsin Welcome Center will now use new lanes of I-39/90 northbound. The new exit to the Wisconsin Welcome Center is south of the Stateline Road overpass.
    • Completing the outside lane and shoulder of concrete at the gaps of the previous Wisconsin Welcome Center ramps.
    • Nightly hauling of embankment to the fills north and south of Spring Brook will continue through August 2019.
    • Work has started on the new structures over Spring Brook north of Cranston Road.
    • Storm sewer work is ongoing in the area. Gateway Blvd., from Hart Road to Millington Road, reduced to one lane in each direction.